Nutriblogger

Light, simple blogs backed by solid research. We bring to you sound Nutrition opinion and advice, which you can implement in your daily life.

TIPS TO ORDER HEALTHY CHOICES AT ANY RESTAURANT

by Team NCNR | February 07, 2017

Eating out is a great way to relax and socialize. But if you are watching your weight or just are concerned with clean eating, then dining out can be a challenge. By following some simple guidelines penned down by the NCNR Team for the 3 popular cuisines, you can enjoy eating out and still stick to a healthy diet.

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TIPS TO ORDER HEALTHY CHOICES AT ANY RESTAURANT
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NeuScience

Science is ever-expanding, and each day brings new research and insights in the fascinating field of Nutrition and Human Health. Our academic researchers sift through the plethora of information, and in this section, we bring to you simplified Nutrition News that you can use.

GREEN TEA EXTRACT IS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR HIGH-FAT DIET INDUCED FATTY LIVER

GREEN TEA EXTRACT IS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR HIGH-FAT DIET INDUCED FATTY LIVER

Some fat deposition in your liver is normal. But if it is more than 5%-10% of the liver’s weight, then you may have fatty liver disease. A High- Fat diet, Obesity and Inflammation are the reasons where are person may develop a Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver, and not even know it.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the researchers fed mice with a high-diet fat for 12 weeks to give rise to a fatty liver. These mice were either not or were supplemented with Green Tea Extract for additional 8 weeks. It was found that the mice that were fed with high-fat diet and supplemented with the GTE, showed a significant reduction in the biochemical parameters of fatty liver. This shows that a Green Tea Extract supplement can reduce liver inflammation and protect against liver injury, especially in obese people and those who have a high-fat diet.

Prenatal Multi and Infant Obesity

Prenatal Multi and Infant Obesity

According to a study published in Paediatric Obesity, regular multivitamin use during pregnancy may have protective benefits for child by decreasing the chances of early life obesity. The data from 626 women participating in Health Start Study indicated that multivitamin use by mothers lowered the rate of excessive fattening in infants for first 5 months and ensured normal fat gain, without any side-effects.

Although iron and folic acid supplementation is a standard protocol for prenatal nutrition, recent studies have indicated additional benefits with multivitamin supplementation for pregnant women. Recently published reports from Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and Environment (LIFE) study have stated a whopping 55% decrease in risk of losing a baby when supplementing with daily prenatal multivitamin in comparison to not taking multivitamin. Similarly, Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (SUMMIT) from Indonesia reported that children of mothers who supplemented with additional micronutrients aside from Iron and Folic acid had better cognitive ability at 3.5 years of age.

Drink Your Milk. It May Reduce The Risk Of Getting High Blood Pressure

Drink Your Milk. It May Reduce The Risk Of Getting High Blood Pressure

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition evaluated the relation between dairy intake and the risk of high blood pressure in Singapore. The analysis included 37,124 Chinese men and women aged 45–74 y who participated in the Singapore Chinese Health Study in 1993–1998.

The results showed that Dairy food intake was inversely associated with the risk of hypertension in a dose-dependent manner. Milk accounted for ∼80% of all dairy products consumed in this population. Daily milk drinkers had a lower risk of hypertension than did non-drinkers. The researchers concluded that dairy food intake, and specifically that of milk, may reduce the risk of developing hypertension in Chinese adults, and this may not be associated with the calcium component.

Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no visible effect on weight loss

Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no visible effect on weight loss

A common dietary recommendation for weight loss, especially in lay public outlets, is to eat more fruit and vegetables. However, according to findings of a study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, without a compensatory reduction in total energy intake, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is highly unlikely to result in any significant weight loss.

The researchers analyzed multiple databases for human randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effect of increased fruits and vegetables intake on body weight. Inclusion criteria were as follows: ≥15 subjects/ treatment arm, ≥8-wk intervention, a stated primary or secondary outcome of body weight, the stated goal of the intervention was weight or fat loss or the prevention of weight or fat gain, and food intake provided or prescribed was of a variety of fruits and vegetables that remained minimally processed.

The results of the meta-analysis indicated that studies that have tested increased fruits and vegetables intake in isolation from other interventions for weight loss, indicated no significant effects on body weight. The researchers concluded that on the basis of the current evidence, recommending increased fruits and vegetables consumption to treat or prevent obesity, without explicitly combining this approach with efforts to reduce intake of other energy sources, is unwarranted.

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Nutrition Police

We talk Only Sense. Only Science. In this section, NCNR experts uncover scientific facts that bust the most common nutrition beliefs and myths.

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

June 28 , 2016

If you follow the latest nutrition trends, you may have already cut out sugar from your diet and replaced it with alternative sweeteners such as honey and jaggery. But here’s the catch – your healthy alternative sweetener choice is as bad for your health as sugar itself.


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Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

January 15 , 2016

NCNR nutritionists believe that the “pure” and “100% natural” fruit juices aren't as healthy as they are touted to be and are the real culprits behind fat gain. Find out why..


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Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

January 24 , 2016

Saturated fats have always been accused of increasing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. The NCNR team decided to investigate and give you the real truth behind the accusation.


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Recipes

You never actually go on a diet – it is a lifestyle change. And the major struggle is how to achieve the correct nutrient profile for our fitness goals. In this section, we offer carefully hand-picked recipes to support the need of the hour – high-protein, low-carb meals. And yes, they taste good too.

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Diet Plans

There is a high Prevalence of lifestyle related diseases now more than ever – with one of the major causes being poor dietary habits. Read here about the true facts behind famous diets. Discover healthy diet plans with us that can seamlessly fit into your goal- oriented dietary regimen.

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

When you want to lose all that extra weight, you’ll surely think about dieting. And when it comes to dieting, we all know that what we eat matters – eating fewer calories than you expend will slim you down. One of the ideas that has been trending in the weight loss sphere is Intermittent Fasting.
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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is, without a doubt, one of the most talked about diets in the world. But, unlike most diet fads, the Paleo diet has endured because it makes nutritional sense.

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The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The vegetarian lobby has always tried to wrongfully convince us that the presence of animal source Protein in a diet geared towards improvement in performance & body composition is unnecessary.

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Making our Cultural Diets work.

Making our Cultural Diets work.

We Indians love our FOOD! And, although we are proud of our food culture, can we integrate it within a goal oriented dietary regimen? Yes you can.

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Nutripedia

A custom-made encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Science terminology, painstakingly made in-house. Read up on clean, crisp and informative definitions from A-Z here.

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